The Greg Brady Project

Welcome to the official Barry Williams' blog

My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

Archive for Category 'Ask Barry'

Q: [by conniel] I listened to you on the radio with Kid Kraddock this morning on my commute to work, and I thought I'd get a kick out of looking at your website- so as long as I'm going down memory lane- I thought I'd ask if you and David Cassidy were ever friends(or enemies) as it seems like you guys were both our Friday night entertainment in the early 70's. Do you know him and how does it make you feel to know you are compared to him as far as girls idolizing you in your teens? Just wondering your point of view….a big fan and also celebrate Sept. 30 as my birthday( that's why I joined your fan club a long time ago!) Thanks- Connie

A: Thanks for writing Connie. I have crossed paths with David a couple of times but we are not close. It would seem everyone in television would automatically know everyone else but that is not the case. David is older than I am and we went in different directions. Also, happy birthday in September.

Q: [by andrew] Barry, I've got the "Sunshine Day" album, which is sort of a Brady Bunch's "Greatest Hits." I've noticed that the recorded version of "When It's Time to Change" doesn't include "Peter's" voice-cracking solos. I recall reading that Christopher Knight really disliked that episode, because he thought that the writers were making fun of his singing. Do you know if that was the reason the recorded version is different from the show version? And did the cast re-record all of the songs that appeared on the show when they were released on an album?

A: The recording for the album was made independently from the TV version. The reason is the record was made to stand on its own and the television version was made to conform to the story idea. No, we did not record for albums all of the material that was aired on the show although most of them were released.

Q: [by chinadoll23us] Hi Barry, If you weren't an actor/entertainer, what would your 2nd career choice be?

A: A career in law has always been of interest. I think law is transferable to nearly every business and can be an invaluable tool. I don’t think I would have enjoyed criminal law(I do like it on TV) but I think entertainment law is fascinating.

Q: [by sculley] Hi Barry Have you ever worked with Lorna Luft? Sheri

A: Yes. She and I did a production of Grease for a summer in the 80’s. I played Zuko to her Sandy. We got along very well and I have the utmost respect for her as a person and as a talent

Q: [by dficzeri] Is there a role that you would like to play in a Broadway production that you haven't done yet, what role and why?

A: I have been involved in over 60 different productions of plays and musicals. The show and the role haven’t been written yet that I want to do. I can’t tell you exactly what it is but I will know it when I read it.

Q: [by sambethune] Barry: I have a bet with a friend of mine as to the car your character bought in the "Wheeler-Dealer" episode. I say it was a '56 Chevy convertible, he says it's a '53 or '54. Hopefully you can settle this dispute(and I owe you a beer if I'm right)! Sam

A: Unfortunately I can’t answer the question with absolute certainty. I will appeal to Brady fans to submit the answer and when I have it I will post it on the website. Good luck with your bet.

Q: [by CrunchyTadpole] I was wondering what advice you would give an aspiring actress. I know you started out young and I was wondering exactly how you became to be so famous.

A: One book I recommend is Garry Marshall’s, Wake Me When It’s Funny. It traces his path to success. It also shows that there is no set "way" to guarantee success in the business. What I suggest is to join local groups and perform in community plays, stay in school and after college move to New York, Chicago or LA and find the best agent you can. Break-a-leg.

Q: [by chinadoll23us] Hi Barry, what were your favorite television shows while you were growing up and working on the Brady Bunch?

A: The FBI, The Invaders, Marcus Welby M.D., Mission Impossible, The Odd Couple to name a few but I watched and enjoyed a ton of television shows is the day.

Q: [by Vance714] Dearest Mr. Williams, Hey there! How are you? I was curious about your take on TV's newest attention getters, 'The Bachelor' and 'The Osbournes'. Thank you so much for offering your time! Love, Aimee

A: Let the good times roll. These shows are finding their audience and I think it’s great. The Bachelor seemed a little contrived to me.

Q: [by seminol99] For some reason, I have a class picture that was taken when I was in 3rd grade and the picture looks like I went to school with you, It's been a very long time and I would like to ask 2 questions, did you go to school in Hartford or Bristol Conn., and the other question is how old are you if you don't mind telling, your response would be greatly appreciated.

A: I grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Marquez Elementary. I was in the third grade in 1963.

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